Emma James

Butterfly World @ButterflyWP Clothes Optional Event 1 June 2013

May 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

Butterfly World is a wonderful project which you can read all about here on their website; http://www.butterflyworldproject.com/ and here, via Twitter, their updates; https://twitter.com/ButterflyWP.
I'm a big fan of Twitter, hence the title of the blog.

This Saturday 1 June, Naturist Life are holding their first clothes optional event for 2013 at Butterfly World which I went to last Summer on a rare hot, sunny day in the UK, see below for more information.


And here, some pictures from last year via the newly revamped Flickr; http://www.flickr.com/photos/massagebucks/sets/72157631287709966/

The last shot is a naturist shot but Flickr's nudity filter settings prevent you viewing it I'm afraid. I gather you get a glimpse of a shoulder.

So for those of you in the UK, let's do a sun dance and hope for decent weather this coming weekend. The forecast for Friday is good, so UK-based naturists are already sharing weather forecasts. Given how dreary it is over here generally, and particularly for the last few months, those overseas can probably understand our national obsession with the weather. Naturists/nudists certainly can!

Useful Addresses/URLs

Butterfly World; http://www.butterflyworldproject.com/
About Butterfly World; http://www.butterflyworldproject.com/about-us/
Butterfly World, Our Future Vision – The Biome; http://bit.ly/157WoxI
Latest News, Butterfly World; http://bit.ly/UaNYOd
Butterfly World, Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/ButterflyWorldProject?fref=ts
Butterfly World, Twitter; https://twitter.com/ButterflyWP
BBC Beds, Bucks & Herts (Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire & Hertfordshire, 3 counties near London, UK) Article, 18 June 2008; http://bbc.in/14K8v7
Naturist Life; http://naturist-life-magazine.co.uk/
Naturist Life, Twitter; https://twitter.com/Naturist_Life
Naturist Freedom UK; https://twitter.com/NatFreeUK
Naturist England; https://www.facebook.com/groups/231937100234955/
BBC Weather, UK; http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2635167

Ice Age Art, Arrival of the Modern Mind. British Museum. Now until 2 June 2013

April 28, 2013 in Uncategorized

"Advance Booking Essential"

Ice Age Nudism from the Urban Nudist, including one of their wonderful broadcasts; http://www.theurbannudist.com/2013/03/13/ice-age-nudism/

Ice Age Art. The Arrival of the Modern Mind. British Museum until 2 June 2013. Booking essential. http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/ice_age_art.aspx (note the articles below say 26 May. The exhibition would appear to have been extended, due to popular demand).

About the Exhibition, "An Exhibition 40,000 Years in the Making" The British Musuem, http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/ice_age_art/about_the_exhibition.aspx

British Museum, Online Shop. Products relating to Ice Age Art Exhibition; http://www.britishmuseumshoponline.org/ice-age-art/icat/ice_age_art

Visit London, Ice Age Art at the British Museum; http://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/event/27710208-ice-age-art-arrival-of-the-modern-mind-at-the-british-museum

2 for 1 offer. Ice Age Art. Days Out Guide; http://www.daysoutguide.co.uk/ice-age-art-at-the-british-museum

Ice Age Art. Review of exhibition, Richard Dorment, 4 February 2013, Telegraph; http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-reviews/9847328/Ice-Age-Art-British-Museum-review.html

Financial Times, "Ice Age Art, Arrival of the Modern Mind, British Museum" London. Marek Kohn, 6 February 2013; http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/28ea8196-7058-11e2-85d0-00144feab49a.html#axzz2RjOsk7ah

Ice Age Art, Review, Telegraph, Alistair Smart, 13 Febuary 2013; http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-reviews/9857755/Ice-Age-Art-at-British-Museum-review.html

"Ice Age Carvings. Strange yet Familiar" Guardian. Kathleen Jamie, 16 February 2013; http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2013/feb/16/ice-age-carvings-british-museum

"Nudism wasn't practical in the Ice Age" Bloomberg. Martin Gayford, 7 Febuary 2013,; http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-07/nudism-wasn-t-practical-in-ice-age-london-show-proves.html

Democratic Underground. Posted by xchrom with his synopsis. The picture rendition is far superior via this format and features three of the works on display and also shown in the Bloomberg article; http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022327546

London Evening Standard. "Ice Age Art, The Arrival of the Modern Mind, British Museum" Brian Sewell 14 February 2013; http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/exhibitions/ice-age-art-arrival-of-the-modern-mind-british-museum-8494480.html

Digital Dirt, Virtual Pasts. "Thinking about Ice Age Art at the British Museum" Alice. 7 April 2013; http://digitaldirtvirtualpasts.wordpress.com/2013/04/07/thinking-about-ice-age-art-at-the-british-museum/

The Ministry of Curiosity. An Insiders Guide to London. "Is it really? Ice Age Art at the British Museum" 14 February 2013; http://theministryofcuriosity.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/is-it-really-ice-age-art-at-british.html

That should keep you going for a while 😉

I've dug out a selection of reviews and a couple of blogs about the exhibition for your delectation.

I've yet to go but if I get chance, will post a Review on the Naktiv site.

ART and Protest, Guerilla Galleries

April 15, 2013 in Uncategorized

I thought some people might like to see these pictures which I took at the recent ART and Protest event for a 3 day exhibition by Guerilla Galleries in London.

And this, a blog I wrote about the evening on SunZu a social/business networking site where I blog (formerly called Ecademy, so my historical blogs are a bit compressed).


I am intending to write a naturist-friendly article for the Naturist Freedom UK wordpress account but it's been stupidly busy these past few days so it's on the back burner; http://naturistfreedomuk.wordpress.com/

Suffice to say, it was a fabulous evening and the naturists who were in attendance really enjoyed the event.

And the Urban Nudist were there too. Look at this great little preview which gives you a real sense of the exhibition; http://vimeo.com/63569590

The Urban Nudists are a group of broadcast journalists who are doing an MA and were tasked with creating a naturist website as part of their studies; http://www.theurbannudist.com/ and they Tweet which is how I first came across them as an inveterate Tweeter (https://twitter.com/NatFreeUK)
The Urban Nudist on Twitter; https://twitter.com/theurbannudist

Back later. I'm off on the Tweet now……

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